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(cathernie) tonight at 5:30... kron4 is always tracking local stories. here's a look at what's going on in your neighborhood right now. (grant) in the east bay... teachers in the san ramon valley unified school district have reached tentative agreement with the district ... possibly averting a strike. kron 4's sara stinson has more on the possible deal. negotiations went on for over 13 hours between the san ramon valley unified school district and its teachers and it was all worth it as they have a tenative agreement and they'll continue to bargain in the coming days. but this was the situation on friday -- when teachers sent a message to the san ramon valley unified school district saying they are prepared to go
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on strike if need be.in fact 98 percent of the teachers in the union voted to authorize a strike if a fair contract isn't reached soon.however speed up to today - this is what the district and teachers agreed on...take a look at your screen.- a four point one eight salary increase, school nurses working five more days and will get an annual five percent stipend of their annual base salary.also, speech language pathologists will also work five more days. teachers will get more planning time and more personal time off. while both sides are calling this tremendous progress - now on your screen is what they didn't agree on ....- lower class sizes, more nurses district wide, lower counseling ratios, special education maximums, reduction in fourth and fifth grades staffing ratio 29 to onethe union says they were unable to reach an agreement because the district insisted on having authority to change all improvements discussed after three years.the district says they are all trying to avoid a strike.we reached out to the union, they said they are all exhausted from negotiations. both sides say they look forward to returning back to the bargaining table to discuss the remaining issues not agreed upon. in danville, sara stinson, kron four news.
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bay... marsh creek road is back open tonight. it had been closed because the storm caused a mudslide. this is video of public works crews clean up yesterday... as rocks continued to fall all day. it was happening on marsh creek road between clayton and morgan territory road. but earlier today, crews were able to re-open the road. road. re-open the road. (catherine) happening now... san francisco police are investigating a home invasion robbery in the city's outer mission neighborhood. it happened at a home in the 200 block of foote avenue yesterday morning. police say a 69-year-old woman found a man in the
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process of stealing jewelry. they say she confronted him - but he told her to stay in the bedroom and then he ran way. police are still searching for him. (catherine) also in san francisco... the city held a grant opening today for a new apartment complex. it will provide homes to dozens of homeless and low income residents. kron 4's charles clifford was there and has the details. well, here along mission in san francisco the city held a grand opening for 1036 mission which is an affordable housing complex. the building has 38 one bedroom apartments, 38 two bedroom apartments and 7 3 bedroom apartments for 40 formerly homeless families, 43 low income families. there's also a courtyard, a garden on the roof and a kitchen.at today's grand opening, san francisco mayor london breed was here as well as residents who say they are happy to have a place to livesotthank you for giving my son and i a place of peace. a place to grow and a place to call our ownthe mayor also announced today that the city will build hundreds of more affordable
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housing units on missionssot right next door to 1036 mission we are going to build 250 new affordable housing units 100 percent for formerly homeless individuals.finally, there are also social service available for residents here in the building. in san francisco ,charles clifford kron 4 news. lawrence karnow: it was a mostly cloudy day with scattered showers. they became more widely scattered in the afternoon scattered in widely became more showers. they with scattered cloudy day a mostly karnow: it was a mostly cloudy day with scattered showers. they became more widely scattered in the afternoon with even a few sunny breaks. the doppler radar is tracking more rain but most of it is light. showers will continue tonight but be widely scattered. on the satellite image you can see the jet stream is still south of the
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bay area. the storm door remains open and more wet weather is headed our way. tomorrow there is a slight chance of a few showers mainly near the coast. highs will be chilly in the mid 50s. another storm to the bay area on saturday sunday. more by next tuesday. (grant) (grant) another big story tonight... high schools students pictured at last weekend's nazi-themed party are now hearing from ann frank's step-sister. we showed you these pictures earlier this week from newport
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beach. the photos posted on social media show students giving nazi salutes around a swastika formed by drinking cups at an off-campus party.... kids from three different schools were there. holocaust survivor eva schloss met with the students involved in the incident today. the 89-year-old called it an emotional meeting. she says the students apologized for their behavior and indicated they didn't realize what it really meant. (catherine) the a-c-l-u has filed a lawsuit against a school district in madera county.... claiming it violated the free speech rights of l-g-b-t-q students. the dispute concerns senior quotes in the high school yearbook. christina fan has the story.. "my quote was: if harry potter has taught us anything. it's that no one deserves to be in a closet. what they don't know can't hurt them."for 17-year- old mika giraffa, the words embody more than just her identity.she's fighting the chawanakee unified school district to keep her legacy. mika giraffa:"i was livid, i was so upset and hurt. like this is my family and they are
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trying to deny me of being me." back in january, mika and a fellow senior found out their quotes celebrating their l-g-b-t-q identities were removed.they pressed the minarets high school staff for answers ...... and finally received a response that the statements were too politically divisive and would cause unnecessary issues.mika garaffa, yearbook quote rejected:"it hurt because we try so hard to teach our kids to not be political, not be so discriminatory, like you are supposed to accept all the students for who they are and to make friends."the two teenagers have filed a lawsuit with the help of the a-c-l-u. attorney abre connor says the school is in clear violation of their free speech rights. abre' connor, aclu attorney: "in 2019 a student's identity is not divisive. is not politically divisive. and school districts should be on notice to understand that they cannot discriminate against students." (catherine) that was christina fan that was
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that was christina fan reporting. so far, the school district has declined to comment (grant) the university of california system will not be raising tuition for in-state students for the 2019-202 school year.202 school year. officials with the u-c system made the announcement yesterday. they say that the tuition will remain flat despite the rising costs and growing enrollment. school officials say that governor newsom's new budget is part of the reason they were able to keep tuition steady. right now-- one year of tuition at u-c schools costs 12-thousand-630 dollars. (grant) coming up... a pedestrian killed by a self driving uber car. and tonight-- we are learning if the company will face consequences. we'll have the details. (catherine) also - the new report that might make you think twice before you splurge on high-quality fish. high-quality fish.
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to simone, i leave the van gogh. to harrison, the wine collection. to craig, this rock. the redwoods to the redheads. the rainbows to the proud. i leave these things to my heirs, all 39 million of you, on one condition. that you do everything in your power to preserve and protect them. with love, california. (catherine) a startling
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new report tonight... it says that the fish you buy at restaurants or markets -- might not actually be that fancy sea bass or snapper you ordered. (grant) d-n-a tests show about 21-percent of the fish researchers sampled was not what it was called on the label or menu. that's according to the study from
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conservation group "oceana". researchers say consumers are getting ripped off when they splurge for nice fish. (catherine) the organization tested more than 400 samples from hundreds of restaurants, fish markets, and grocery stores. they say about 55-percent of the time - sea bass was actually a less expensive and lower quality fish like tilapia. (grant) the group is now pushing for tighter regulations and more clarity when it comes to labelling fish. (grant) still ahead.. fare evaders are a huge problem for bart... and an expensive one. the millions of dollars bart loses every year because riders aren't paying.
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(catherine) bart says that fare evaders are costing the agency as much as 25 million dollars a year. thousands of people were ticketed for the violation last year.. but as kron 4's justine waldman explains .. 90-percent of the people who got a ticket ... have not paid the fine. bart riders say they have seen no one is looking it or sneak s scans and it says see agent that is because someone did not pay on way in or way out whether that was intensional is the questionfare evadors.... bart is handing out tickets.. but majority of offeders are not paying the fine which is $75 for adults, $55 for juveniles.according to bart, in 2018, it issued 6,800 proof of payment citations.368
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paid people on time213 paid after the due date38 people resolved the fine through community servicethat leaves 6,181 -- about 90% of fines - unpaid.riders are not surprised.sot they didnt pay before and it was a lot less i doubt they are going to pay now sot some people just dont follow the lawsto crack down on people taking a free ride.. in september 2018, the bart board voted to hire 10 additional fare inpecttions. with 6 more coming this year. bart retrofitted existing fare gates the embarcadero station, as well as at the pittsburg center and antioch stations. here is a look at examples from barts website, on plans to "harden" the gates and fencing at other staions. the price tag to replace the system's 600 fare gates is $150-200 million - its unclear how bart will afford that.now, to collect unpaid tickets, this year the franchise tax board can take the fine out tax returns or take from lottery ticket winnings.riders - who do pay - hope that works...sot if there is no sense of conseqeunce then why would you pay people don't care (grant) uber will not face
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charges in connection to last year's deadly crash caused by one of its self-driving cars. this is scene vio last march in tempe, arizona. police say a self-driving s- u-v that uber was testing... hit a woman walking her bike across the street. an arizona prosecutor says -- a dash cam video of the incident does not show criminal
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liability for uber. but the video shows the car's test driver take her eyes off the road just before the collision. she may face criminal charges in the case. (catherine) an unfortunate slip of the tongue from president trump is going viral. he called apple ceo tim cook, tim apple. (grant) the faux pas was yesterday... during a meeting of the american work-force policy advisory board to discuss the importance of technology in education. the president was trying to compliment trying to compliment cook... but he complimented apple instead. over and doing things that i really r wht from the beginning. i used to say tim you got to start doing country. we appreciate it very much. tim apple."(grant) and t time this has happened to president trump. last year he referred to lockheed
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martin c-e-o marillyn hewson as "marillyn lockheed." tim cook has since changed his name on twitter to tim, with an apple logo as his last name. (anchor) taking a live look outside... at the san mateo bridge.(anchor) time now to check on our weather... with chief meteorologist lawrence karnow. lawrence karnow: it was a mostly cloudy day with scattered showers. they became more widely scattered in the afternoon with even a few sunny breaks. the doppler radar is tracking more rain but most of it is light. showers will continue tonight but be widely scattered. on the satellite image you can see the jet stream is still bay storm door remains open and more wet weather is headed our way. tomorrow there is a slight chance of a few showers mainly near the coast. highs will be chilly in the upper 40s to mid 50s. another storm
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will bring rain to the bay area on saturday and maybe sunday. more rain is possible by next tuesday. (grant)
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tuesday.by next rain is possible sunday. more and maybe on saturday and maybe sunday. (grant) food trucks are a
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common sight these days. but you might be surprised at how competitive it is just to survive. tonight on dine and dish - vicki liviakis takes us behind the scenes as bay area food trucks fight to make it to the top. the sign reads 'check us out we're fresh.' a giant chicken in the sky beckons you to try hot rotisserie chicken from a food truck. "this is coconut chicken."this tasty
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catchy spork and styx. or how about cuban "this are the tacos. cuban fusion tacos." food trucks have to fight for your attention and your dining dollars... ask the chairman. you could say it's dog eat dog out there in food truck land. off the grid organizes the bigget food truck events in the bay area.ninth year off the grid mobile food at fort mason. to get in on creators have to compete for like these food truck chefs. a brother and sister team. husband and wife team. think top chef - only top food truck chef. off the grid tasted everything street food to poke rice plates, to dumplings like to make. sadly only one actually got the slot - it's momo noodle. there are a total of 30 food trucks at fort mason - and if you miss it, there's always a street corner somewhere to tickle your food truck in san francisco, vicki liviakis, kron 4 news.
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(grant) off the grid fort mason is tomorrow from 5-10pm. for a full list of food truck events all around the bay- go to ourwebsite at kron4.com that wraps up kron 4 news at 5. catherine heenan and pam moore are here with kron 4 news at six. thank you grant... tonight at 6.... more controversy for p-g&e... as the company seeks to pay out hundreds of millions in employee bonuses ... despite filing for bankruptcy this year. how the utility is defending the request.and.... a bay area community is heartbroken and dumb- founded... after two little boys and their mother were found dead in their home in an apparent murder suicide. what people in that tight-knit community are pointing to as a possible motive. plus... multiple cases of measles have now cropped up in the bay area. a local health expert explains the risks. the news -- at six -- is next. pg&e's victims> (pam)
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another controversial move by p-g&e today.... the company is proposing to pay out hundreds of millions of dollars in employee bonuses... despite having filed for bankruptcy earlier this year. and p-g-and-e may still be on the hook for billions of dollars in damages for its
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role in a number of california wildfires. thank you for joining us, i'm pam moore. (catherine)and i'm catherine heenan in for ken wayne.the utility says it's factored these bonuses into its chapter 11 filing. kron 4's dan kerman is live at pg&e headquarters with more on what both sides are saying tonight. dan? pge bonuses 0307196 insert despite filing for bankruptcy because they may be on the hook for billions of dollars for their role in california wildfires, pacific gas and electric has asked a federal bankruptcy judge to allow them to give out at least 235 million dollars in bonuses to thousands of employees, among them vice presidents and managers.sot mike danko/attorney for wildfire victims :19attorney mike danko represents thousands of california wildfire victimssot in a statement pg&e says the "incentive plan prioritizes safety and operational excellence (and) ....provides appropriate incentives for our team members to help us achieve our safety and operational goals."sotin court documents the basis for a raise is based 40% on the companys financial performance and 50% on safety, however danko points out of that 50% on safety only 10% deals with the safety of the public. 128/is safety.

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